U20s set to face Hull KR at Headingley Carnegie
This Saturday the Rhinos U20s will play Hull KR at Headingley Carnegie Stadium in their Play Off fixture, kick off 11.30am.
The Rhinos finished the season in fifth and now face eighth placed Hull KR in the elimination play off. In the two previous meetings between these sides earlier in the season Hull KR claimed a 42-28 win but in the return fixture Leeds secured the 36-20 victory.
Entry is free through the South Stand entrance only as cricket is also being played at the Stadium.
Speaking ahead of the fixture Leeds Rhinos Head of Youth Development Barrie McDermott said, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in the U20’s for their efforts this season from Damian Gibson, Jonny Wainhosue and Richard Hunwicks as well Chris Plume and his staff along with the volunteers who work with us and fans who have come along to support us this year.
“When you look back to last season the U20’s only won five games but this season they have won twelve and we feel in we are in a strong position for the play offs. The players and staff should be really proud of their achievements this year and things are looking very positive and exciting for the future.
“There have been some outstanding performances throughout the team, Jimmy Watson has done fantastically well to come back from his knee reconstruction in the off season and has easily been one of our most consistent performers in this age group.
“Brad Singleton has grown into a fine front row forward and gets better in every game and has continued to develop his skill set with some hard work in training.
"Liam Hood, is a player who when he gets the ball you know something exciting is going to happen and he has been very good for us this season.
"Jamel Chisholm, after coming to rugby league at a later age, has now started to make the most of his speed with some stunning performances this season.
"We have also had players like Gareth Morgan and Jimmy Klienhorse and Luke Teasdale who have trialed with the club and done themselves proud and their futures are very bright.
“We have a great set of players in our Academy system and I am confident that we will start to see many of these breakthrough into the first team over the next few years.”